Free Rhyming Games Online

The best rhyming games online.  All reviewed and all on one page.

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Partners in Rhyme by Turtle Diary

This game from the ‘Turtle Diary’ website is designed for preschool children but could be used with slightly older kids.  In the game, kids have to match pairs of rhyming words correctly.  It’s easy to play and there are lots of examples. 

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Rhyme Time by Cookie.com

The Cookie.com website have a rhyming game called ‘Rhyme Time‘ where kids have to move around a maze connecting rhyming words.  It includes written words but also has pictures and narration, so it can be used by children who haven’t learned to read yet.  You can also select different groups of word endings.

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Rhyme Time by PBS Kids

PBS Kids have produced another fun animated rhyming game called Rhyme Time with a Sesame Street character for pre-schoolers.  All the words are narrated with pictures, so the game can be played by children who haven’t learned to read yet.

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PBS Kids have several other rhyming games on their website although we couldn’t access them all from our location.  We did try the following ones…

Wonder Red’s Rhyme Racer by PBS Kids

This game provides a choice of easy or hard words.  The easy option contains CVC word families. 

The hard words are a bit more advanced than some of the others on this page.  It’s designed for kids who can already read more complex words such as ‘boat’ or ‘cake’.

However, the words are narrated in both the easy and hard versions so it would be possible to do this game with a child  who isn’t a strong reader.

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Story Book Builder by PBS Kids

This game uses narrated rhyming verses, so kids don’t need to be able to read to play it.  They also get to choose a Sesame Street character in the story and they can decide what the character gets up to.

Kids don’t really have to make any decisions about rhyme in this game, but the animations are  very well produced and there is a lot of interesting rhyme and narration in it.

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Rhyme and Climb by VocabularySpellingCity

Children have to decide if pairs of words rhyme or not in this game.  If they  get correct answers, the character climbs a ladder. 

The game is fully narrated so kids don’t need to be able to read to play it.

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Rhyme Time by Words and Pictures

This game originates from the Education Services of Australia.

Students choose pairs of words that rhyme in this activity and then create a short phrase with the words.  The words are spoken when you click on them, so the activity is suitable for children who can’t read yet. 

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The Literactive website has several good rhyming Games…

Washing Line Rhyme by Literactive

Students click on the picture on the washing line that rhymes with the word in this game. 

The word is spoken out loud so the child doesn’t need to be able to read.

To access this game, you will need to register with the Literactive site (it’s free).  Once you’ve done that, click on the activities tab at the top then on the Level 1 link in the left hand margin.  You should be able to locate the Washing Line Rhyme game and several other activities.

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Sandpit Trucks by Literactive

This is similar to the washing line game described above but there’s a different context and more words to choose from, so it’s slightly harder.

Students click on the picture that rhymes with the word.  The word is spoken out loud so the child doesn’t need to be able to read.

You will need to register with the Literactive site to access this game (it’s free).  Once you’ve done that, click on the activities tab at the top then on the Level 2 link in the left hand margin.  You should be able to locate the Sandpit Trucks game and several other activities.

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Lovebirds by Literactive

Students pair up birds that have words that rhyme on their tummies in this activity.  The words are spoken when you hover over them, so it can be played with children who aren’t reading yet.

You will need to register with the Literactive site to access this game (it’s free).  Once you’ve done that, click on the activities tab at the top then on the Level 3 link in the left hand margin.  You should be able to locate the Lovebirds game and several other activities.

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Rhyming Fish by Literactive

Students click on words that rhyme with the displayed word in this activity.  The words are narrated when you hover over them so it can be played with children who aren’t reading yet.

You will need to register with the Literactive site to access this game (it’s free).  Once you’ve done that, click on the activities tab at the top then on the Level 5 link in the left hand margin.  You should be able to locate the Rhyming Fish game and several other activities.

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Reggie Loves to Rhyme by Scholastic

Scholastic’s ‘Reggie Loves to Rhyme!’ is an excellent free rhyming resource. 

Students can select a variety of different locations from the main page.  Then they are asked to choose which one of three objects or things rhymes with the image above them.

This activity can be used by children who haven’t learned to read yet because they can see the images and the words are also narrated when you click on them.

The activity is quite simple, but it contains lots of different examples of rhyming words and so is great for practising this important skill. 

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There are some free rhyming games on the ‘Roy the Zebra’ site

This is a completely free site, but there are some ads that encourage you to join a paid version of the site. 

You can access some free printables and there are 3 free rhyming games…

Bees’ Words that Rhyme with Bug by Roy the Zebra

Words appear when you click on the bees in this game.  Some rhyme with bug and some don’t and the idea is to drag the rhyming ones into a list in the middle. 

There’s no narration, so the games would be more suitable for kids who can read. 

However, a non reader might get some benefit from it if they were supported by an adult who could read each word for them.

The game is quite simple but it does provide plenty of examples and it could also be useful to talk about why some of the words don’t rhyme.

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Belinda’s Words that Rhyme with Cat by Roy the Zebra

This game is very similar to the other Roy the Zebra game (Words that Rhyme with Bug) we described above.

There’s no narration on the game, so it would be best to use it with kids who can read, or it might be OK with a non reader supported by an adult who can read each word for them.

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Ryan’s Words That Rhyme with Hill

This game has a similar format to the  ‘words that rhyme with bug’ Roy the Zebra game described above. 

Again, there’s no narration on the game, so it could only be used with kids who can read or with a non reader supported by an adult who can read each word for them.

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RHYME TIME PICTURE MATCH-UP – Quia.com

In this simple game, students just click on the pictures of words that rhyme.  The game indicates if their choices are correct or not.

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Concentration – Quia.com

This game is similar to the Picture Match-Up game described above except students have to click on each box to reveal the pictures and words and it also requires them to memorise where each object is on the grid.

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Gus and Inky’s Underwater Adventures (Chapter 1) by Get Ready to READ

This game from the Get Ready to Read site is a fairly lengthy animation with some activities along the way.

Kids have to show an awareness of letter sounds and rhyme to complete the activities. 

The letter sounds activity is confused a bit by the narrator using the letter names and the story goes on a bit too long between activities in our opinion.

The game also involves identifying some whole words so it’s more suitable for kids who can already read.

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Gus and Inky’s Underwater Adventures (Chapter 2) by Get Ready to READ

Chapter 2 of this series of stories from the Get Ready to Read site is another fairly lengthy animation that focusses just on rhyme.

We think the activities in this episode are more suitable for pre-readers than chapter one because the names of the pictures are narrated and there’s no word identification or knowledge of letter names required.

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Further Resources:

Another way to access free online games and activities is to register with some of the specialist reading programmes that offer free trials.

For example:

Parents and teachers can register for a 30-day free trial with Reading Eggs.  This allows you to access over 500 highly interactive games and fun animations for developing Phonemic awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension.

 
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A 30-day free trial is also available from ABCmouse.com.  This is a leading online educational website for children ages 2–8. With more than 9,000 interactive learning activities that teach reading, math, science, art, music, and more.

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Although it’s not quite free, you can get a 30-day trial with the award-winning Hooked on Phonics programme for just $1.

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Rhyme sorting activity
Cut out the pictures and help your child sort them into groups that rhyme.
Odd One Out Rhyming Pictures
Help your child decide which words in each row rhyme and which one doesn’t.

You might also find our article on Phonological/Phonemic Awareness Activities for Parents and Teachers useful.